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Backpacker Drowns at Sequoia National Park

The 26-year-old woman slipped while attempting to cross Silliman Creek.

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Be careful out there: Snowmelt continues to make California rivers higher and swifter than usual. Last weekend, a 26-year-old slipped in Silliman Creek near the Lodgepole-to-Twin-Lakes Trail and was swept downstream. It was the third drowning at Sequoia National Park this year.